Thursday, March 27, 2008

Jewelry, Scrapbooking, and Lovely Company

I know, I know. Everyone wants to know how wonderful of a time I had in Paris. But, since I have been home, I have had more important and more exciting events controlling my life. I assure you though, I will have plenty of Paris photos and anecdotes to share with you shortly, but this entry is far more needed.

This past week has been spent running around, sitting around, eating around, shopping around, and getting to know my half sister and her getting to know our ENTIRE family…or so it seems to be the ENTIRE family. In addition to the fun getting to know you of the big sis, I have never spent so much time with my Aunt and my cousins. And this past week has been wonderful.

Without going into grave detail about this past week, I will keep this blurb down to the likes and dislikes. Let me start with my dislikes: Jewelry and Scrapbooking!!!!!

I have discovered this past week that I am the complete opposite and most contradicting form of ALL the women in my family. I am the runt and the elephant in the room in my insecure views of me with my family. Most females and especially the women in my family love jewelry. I certainly am blessed to not have this trait, which will allow for a more fruitful bank account balance now and in the future…in retrospect, I will probably spend the “what could have been jewelry” money on traveling, so I probably will be less fortunate in the end. But matching rings is what these women want and even though I am not a jewelry fanatic, the rings are pretty and are pretty neat…I guess. So my sis bought one to match and I will continue to think about it.

Now, let’s talk about scrapbooking. The idea is great. The final product is timeless. BUT the process, the cost, and the obsession are absolutely not for me. So, this means… obviously, that the wonderful world of scrapbooking is right up the alleys of the lovely ladies that share the same bloodline as I.

So, after a little jewelry shopping and scrapbook store shopping (YES! They have actual stores…more than 1…dedicated strictly to scrapbooking! Ack!) I am still alive and in great spirits. I will even offer one positive to both addictions: There is actually a ring I am considering only because my sis bought one and it would be kinda neat to have matching rings. Scrapbooking does have some pretty paper. That’s it. That is all you will get out of me.

So, more importantly, what is my point and my likes? Although I do not enjoy these things and bad habits :)LOL... I do absolutely and without any doubt enjoy and love the company. I will jewelry shop and scrapbook shop with you lovely ladies anytime just because y’all are a riot to be around. You make me laugh, you make me happy, and you make me so grateful to have such a normal and loving family.


C said...

LOL! Great post, Deb! Glad you had fun and glad to see you back!!!

BTW, you cracked me up with your comment on my last blog post!! The NKOTB member who looked like a monkey...that would be Danny Wood, right? LOL! The only reason I know this is because I was *ummm* IN LOVE with NKOTB when I was a teenager! It's something I don't bring up often because as a glam rock/glam metal girl, I wasn't supposed to like NKOTB! I had a huge crush on Jordan Knight and my cousin had a huge crush on Joe McIntyre! We were positive that we were going to end up marrying them. We even convinced our baby cousin (she was 5 and we were in our teens!) that she was in love with Danny Wood! How mean is THAT??? We actually convinced a FIVE year old to like a guy who looked like a monkey, just so we could marry Jordan and Joe!!!

I am embarrassed.

jmcqueen82 said...

That is beautiful Debbie. I am so happy you have had such a wonderful past two weeks. You will surely treasure these memories for a lifetime.

p.s. I agree with the scrap booking. definitely a different breed of people. wonderful creative people, but different none the less.

Deb said... was Danny! he was strange looking. shame shame on you for deceiving your baby cousin! :)

Jenny...i like the final product of a scrapbook. i think they are very nice to have. it's the creating and patience aspect that my mind can't handle. i might start bartering with my family for scrapbooks. if i am really smart...i'll just buy really cool jewelry and swap the jewelry for finished scrapbooks. hahaha!

jmcqueen82 said...

GENIUS! Love it!